Once upon a couple or so years ago, a lovely Danish lady called Dieuwke lived in Dubai for some time. The Amiras were lucky to have met her and saw for ourselves the astonishing talent that she has when it comes to knitting. I remember a turquoise top she was knitting at the time and she was making such quick progress on it despite making modifications to the design. And then the next time we saw her, she was actually wearing the turquoise top!
I suppose it was only a matter of time before all that talent would spill over onto designing knitwear and making waves in festivals and on Ravelry. So very proud of you, Dieuwke!
Therefore, when she hosted a KAL in her Ravelry group for Brighton Beach, I just had to sign up. This is a fun shawl pattern she designed for Unwind Brighton this year. Naturally, I knitted not one, but two shawls in quick succession because they are just that much fun and easy to make.
Looking for the next book to read? Why not try this fresh-off-the-press novel from my dear friend, Jannie Lund.
Originally posted on Jannie Lund:
A THOUSAND SUNSETS is a tale of second chances. Given, taken, and thrown away.
Struggling to be a dad and a son, Alexander didn’t know he was lost. Living her dream, Sarah didn’t know she needed to be found. Enter cupid in the form of a dying man, who hasn’t had much contact with his children and grandchildren in the years after his wife’s death. In the meantime, however, a new family has formed around him. Patrick McCullough’s staring contest with death and wish to unite the family of his blood and the one of his heart kindles love meant to last, causes tempers to flare, and creates second chances that are given, taken, and thrown away. In the middle of the chaos, a young boy struggles to stay afloat.
I plotted out much of A THOUSAND SUNSETS in a parking lot in October of 2011. The rain was drumming…
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In a little more than two hours, the fantabulous mayhem that is GISHWHES will begin for 2014. More info here.
I signed up because 1) it’s Misha, 2) it’s both a fun and adventurous way to give back, 3) I want to test myself and see how far I could go to complete the hunt. And did I mention it’s partly because of Misha?
Last year’s list was daunting: 155 items of varying degrees of silliness and fun! Points are awarded for each item on the list so I guess the team with the highest points win. Also I don’t think any team has ever submitted all items on the list. Hopefully my team, TardisDream, can submit as many as possible.
Friends, family, work colleagues, casual acquaintances…..I hope I can rely on your help to accomplish the tasks assigned to me. If anything, would you be willing to take photos and videos of me doing silly things?
Before we begin, may I remind you that…
You’ve been warned.
In May 2014, Bernie and I had date night to see some Irish lads in concert. The first time they came to Dubai, with two more than now, I could not go see them. Because I just had a baby and it was summer, it was hot and I couldn’t be bothered to put on decent clothes and step out of the house. Anyway. So when i found out they were doing a one-night-only show in Dubai, I did not hesitate to buy tickets. It actually presented a dilemma when Justin Timberlake also announced a show in Abu Dhabi the night following Boyzone’s show. I decided not to go see JT and I don’t regret it. I would not have been able to sing-along because I don’t know most of his songs.
So the evening of the 22nd May came and thank goodness it was not as hot as I thought it would be. The tennis stadium was not fully packed but it was a decent crowd. Shame that Mikey could not join the show, due to a bereavement apparently, but these guys were quite impressive on their own.
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We recently spent a weekend at the Rixos Bab Al Bahr in Ras Al Khaimah. As far as I know, they are the first hotel chain in the UAE that offer all-inclusive packages. I got the deal through Groupon and even though it was Ramadan, it was business as usual: food and drinks were served throughout the day and the pool and other facilities were open as usual.